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Short URL: http://scripts.sil.org/Mondulkiri

The Mondulkiri Font Family

Khmer Unicode Fonts

2014-09-08

Table of Contents for this web page:

Note

The Khmer Mondulkiri and Khmer Busra fonts now also work on Mac OS X.

Introduction

The Mondulkiri fonts provide Unicode support for the Khmer script. ‘Mondulkiri’ and ‘Ratanakiri’ are the names of two provinces in north-eastern Cambodia, Busra and Oureang are names of places in Mondulkiri province. These fonts are provided free of charge. Previous versions of the fonts have been available since 2003 but are now available on the SIL website. There are four main fonts available. All glyphs outside the Khmer Unicode range are only provided to help in mixed text.

Khmer Mondulkiri

This is a very light font with separately designed shapes for italics, bold and bold italics. It is well suited for very small print. The Khmer Mondulkiri font now also works on Mac OS X.



Khmer Busra

This is probably the best font for all normal text. The font has separately designed shapes for italics, bold and bold italics. This font was formerly named ‘Khmer Mondulkiri book’ and the bold font was named ‘Khmer Mondulkiri semibold’. The name change was mainly due to the fact that the font name was too long for some programs. The Khmer Busra font now also works on Mac OS X.



Khmer Oureang

This is an extra bold font useful for headings. This font was formerly named ‘Khmer Mondulkiri ultra.’



Khmer Ratanakiri

This is a Mool (or Muol or Muul) font, which is frequently used for headings and signs. At this point of time most ligatures have not yet been implemented. Some coengs of independent vowels and other features used only infrequently in normal Khmer text are currently still implemented in a different character style. This font does not support more than one below‐coeng.



Further information

Other variations of the fonts are also available. Details of those variations, how the fonts vary from each other, and some general information on the implementation of Khmer Unicode are all available here:

The Mondulkiri Font Family (ver 5.513)
Didi Kanjahn, 2012-11-01
Download "MondulkiriFeatures-5.513.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 2MB [2050 downloads]
Quick guide to typing Khmer
Didi Kanjahn, 2012-11-01
Download "Mondulkiri-5.513-Typing.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 51KB [1469 downloads]
Quick Guide to Stylistic Sets and Typography Options
Didi Kanjahn, 2012-11-01
Download "Mondulkiri-5.513-QuickGuideSSTyp.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 66KB [1131 downloads]
Typography Options In Mondulkiri Fonts Under Appleʼs AAT Rendering System
Didi Kanjahn, 2012-11-01
Download "Mondulkiri-5.513-Typography.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 91KB [1149 downloads]
Stylistic sets in Mondulkiri fonts
Didi Kanjahn, 2012-11-01
Download "Mondulkiri-5.513-StylisticSets.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 70KB [1121 downloads]
The orthographical syllable in Khmer and rules for the rendering of register shifters
Didi Kanjahn, 2012-11-01
Download "Mondulkiri-5.513-Ortho.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 162KB [2995 downloads]
Differences in the Implementations of Khmer Unicode
Didi Kanjahn, 2012-11-01
Download "Mondulkiri-5.513-Diff.pdf", Acrobat PDF document, 77KB [1330 downloads]

Character Inventory

The Mondulkiri fonts contain all Khmer and all basic Latin characters. They also contain a limited number of characters used in some languages in Vietnam and many phonetic characters. The choice of characters included is based on the personal decision of the designer.

C0 Controls and Basic Latin U+0020..U+007E
C1 Controls and Latin-1 Supplement U+00A0..U+00FF
Latin Extended-A U+0102, U+0103, U+010C, U+010D, U+0110, U+0111, U+0114, U+0115, U+0127, U+012C, U+012D, U+0131, U+014B, U+014E, U+014F, U+0152, U+0153, U+0160, U+0161, U+016C, U+016D, U+0178, U+017D, U+017E
Latin Extended-B U+0180, U+0192, U+01A0, U+01A1, U+01AF, U+01B0, U+01C0..U+01C3, U+0212, U+0213, U+0243, U+0244, U+0248, U+0249, U+024E, U+024F
IPA Extensions U+0250..U+0284, U+0288.. U+02A2
Spacing Modifier Letters U+02B0, U+02B2, U+02B7, U+02B8, U+02BC, U+02C0, U+02C1, U+02C6..U+02C9, U+02CC, U+02D0..U+02D1, U+02D8..U+02DD, U+02E0, U+02E1, U+02E4
Combining Diacritical Marks U+0300..U+030C, U+0318..U+0320, U+0323..U+033D, U+0361
Greek and Coptic U+037E, U+03B2, U+03B8, U+03BC, U+03C0, U+03C7
Khmer U+1780..U+17DD, U+17E0..U+17E9, U+17F0..U+17F9
Khmer Symbols U+19E0..U+19FF
General Punctuation U+2002..U+200D, U+2013, U+2014, U+2018..U+201A, U+201C..U+201E, U+2020..U+2022, U+2026, U+2030, U+2039..U+203A, U+2044
Superscripts and Subscripts U+207F
Currency Symbols U+20AC
Letterlike Symbols U+2122, U+2126
Mathematical Operators U+2202, U+2206, U+220F, U+2211, U+2212, U+2219, U+221A, U+221E, U+222B, U+2248, U+2260, U+2264, U+2265, U+22C4, U+22C5
Miscellaneous Technical U+2308, U+2309, U+23D0
Geometric Shapes U+25CA, U+25CC
Alphabetic Presentation Forms U+FB01, U+FB02
PUA U+EF00..U+EF09

Supported character ranges

Requirements

The Mondulkiri fonts are designed to work on systems and with applications that provide support for OpenType fonts and for Unicode character encoding. Khmer support requires a version of Uniscribe that is equal to or greater than 1.626.5756.0.

The fonts have been minimally tested to work on Pango as well.

The Khmer Mondulkiri and Busra font (but not yet Khmer Oureang, Ratanakiri nor the special variants of Busra) now also work on Mac OS X and include a number of options relating to glyph shapes and positioning of some diacritics. Please refer to the documentation (‘Typography options in Mondulkiri fonts’ and ‘Quick Guide to Stylistic Sets and Typography Options’). The fonts also work with Adobe CS 5 and CS 5.5 with similar options. Please refer to the documentation (‘Stylistic sets in Mondulkiri fonts’ and ‘Quick Guide to Stylistic Sets and Typography Options’). On OS X the fonts insert dotted circles similar to the way Windows does, in order to help the user to type 'correctly'. Correctly typed text (i.e. in pronunciation order, without dotted circles) will look the same in OS X, Windows or Adobe CS. However, a few typing mistakes in text typed in Windows will show dotted circles in OS X (e.g. certain coengs typed after certain vowels). For details see ‘Quick guide to typing Khmer’ and ‘Differences in the Implementations of Khmer Unicode’. For some general considerations of Khmer Unicode, including ideas and suggestions for the implementation of Khmer Unicode in fonts and software see the document ‘The orthographical syllable in Khmer and rules for the rendering of register shifters’.

Keyboarding

In order to type Khmer, you will need to use a keyboard program. Vista and Windows 7 come with a Khmer keyboard.

For Windows 2000 and Windows XP, a Windows keyboard can be downloaded from here:  http://sourceforge.net/projects/khmer/files/

A Keyman keyboard and keyboard table are also available as a separate download (see Download and Installation below). The Keyman source file is also provided in case you want to try to use the keyboard with KMFL.

License

The Mondulkiri fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License (OFL), version 1.1. Copyright (c) 2003-2014, SIL International (http://scripts.sil.org/) with Reserved Font Names "Mondulkiri", "Busra", "Oureang" and "Ratanakiri".

Download and Installation

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If you agree to the terms of use (described in the license above), then download the fonts from the following links. Previous versions can be found on the Previous Versions page.

Khmer Mondulkiri and Busra 7.100 font release (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
Diethelm Kanjahn, 2014-09-08
Download "Mondulkiri-7.100.zip", ZIP archive, 4MB [2168 downloads]

This package contains the new Khmer Mondulkiri and Busra fonts. If you wish to download the Oureang, Ratanakiri and special variants of Busra fonts, please download those separately. You will need a decompression utility to expand the .zip archive. The font files can then be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. See Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font Installation Tips for more information. (Please make sure that you uninstall old versions of this font before installing this new one on OS X, but in particular on Windows Vista and Windows 7/8.)

Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Khmer Mondulkiri and Busra 7.100 font developer release (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
Diethelm Kanjahn, 2014-09-08
Download "Mondulkiri-7.100-developer.zip", ZIP archive, 5MB [725 downloads]

This package contains the same files as Mondulkiri-7.100.zip plus: Base font with VOLT tables, KhmerAddx.xml, KhmerMIF.txt. For testing purposes: List of Khmer script syllables in Khmer with additional syllables found in the text of Chuon Nath dictionary and Khmer script syllable in the Bunong, Krung and Tampuan language. For more information please see the
README.txt and the font building instructions.

If you are uncertain what to do with a .zip file, see Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font Installation Tips. Within the archive is the font file and documentation.

This font can be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Mondulkiri family (Oureang, Ratanakiri and special variants of Busra) 5.300 font release (Windows, Macintosh and Linux)
Diethelm Kanjahn, 2014-09-08
Download "Mondulkiri-5.300.zip", ZIP archive, 3MB [768 downloads]

This package does not contain the Khmer Mondulkiri and Khmer Busra fonts. Please download those separately as they have been updated. This package contains a set of 12 font files and documentation for Oureang, Ratanakiri and Busra special variants. You will need a decompression utility to expand the .zip archive.  The font files can then be installed using standard font installation procedures for the given operating-system platform. See Decompression Utilities, Downloading & Font Installation Tips for more information.

Note that certain applications may not see the new font immediately. You may have to quit and restart the application for the font to become available.
Khmer Unicode Keyman Keyboard
Diethelm Kanjahn, 2010-11-09
Download "KhmerUnicodeKMN-2003.zip", ZIP archive, 46KB [1601 downloads]
This is a keyboard only. There are no fonts in this download. You must have  Keyman installed before you install this keyboard. There are currently no installation instructions. The download comes with graphic files demonstrating the keyboard layout.

List of changes for Khmer Mondulkiri and Khmer Busra 7.100

  • Mondulkiri changes:
    • The hinting has been improved, the difference between regular and bold is visible on screen in much smaller font sizes than before.
    • A few bugs were addressed: the disappearing of glyphs on Mac in certain strings that do not occur in correctly typed text, a positioning problem in some Tampuan words on Mac, one syllable in Bunong text on Windows/Linux.
    • Minor changes in diacritic placement, mostly on Mac. Coeng Kho and coeng Ttha were modified.
    • Glyphs were added - mostly in the phonetic symbols section. The shaping tables for Mac were streamlined and are now the same as for the Busra font.
  • Busra changes:
    • The fonts now have AAT tables so that they work on Mac OS X
    • many glyphs were added, the glyph range is the same as in Mondulkiri 7.100
    • many glyph shapes and diacritic placements were improved slightly
    • the ligatures of some consonants with the ‘sra-a’, ‘sra-oo’ and ‘sra-ou’ have changed and are now the same as in Mondulkiri.
    • hinting has been improved
    • most other changes from Mondulkiri 5.300 to 5.513 are now also in Busra 7.100
    • The descender value was changed which may affect line spacing.

Support

As these fonts and utilities are distributed at no cost, we are unable to provide a commercial level of personal technical support. We will, however, try to resolve problems that are reported to us.

We do hope that you will report problems so they can be addressed in future releases. Even if you are not having any specific problems, but have an idea on how this system could be improved, we want to hear your ideas and suggestions.

Please note that these fonts are intended for use by experienced computer users. Installing and using these fonts is not a trivial matter. The most effective technical support is usually provided by an experienced computer user who can personally sit down with you at your computer to troubleshoot the problem.

General troubleshooting information, including frequently asked questions, can be found in the documentation. Additional information is also available on the general Font FAQ page. If that fails to answer your question you can contact us at:

User Support
SIL International
Non-Roman Script Initiative
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas, TX 75236
USA

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Release History

2014-09-08 - version 7.100 of Khmer Mondulkiri and Busra released
2012-11-05 - new version of Mondulkiri released
2011-10-05 - Mondulkiri Bold added to package
2010-11-18 - release under OFL
2005-09-16 - update
2003-04-12 - public release


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